‘Coordinated Ransomware Attack’ in Texas Hits 23 Local Governments
Since last Friday, an unidentified threat actor has launched a wave of ransomware attacks against government entities in Texas. The state’s Department of Information Resources (DIR) said that at least 23 entities were “actually or potentially impacted” by the “coordinated ransomware attack.” The affected organizations have not been identified.
The DIR and other local authorities are investigating the campaign together with various federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The DIR said that its first priority is to help the impacted entities with response and recovery.